After a fiery crash, a gas tanker caught on fire in Frederick Maryland. Three nearby homes were also set on fire.
Around 12:40 p.m., the tanker truck burst into flames. ET on U.S. Route 15 close to a residential area. During the explosion, the truck driver was killed.
The disaster scene was immediately attended to by emergency services. Both sides were closed.
Frederick County Fire Chief Tom Coe stated that the tanker truck carried “a flammable fluid” before being completely consumed in flames.
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According to Coe, the fire destroyed three houses. One of them suffered “extensive damage”. The affected family has been evacuated and will now be relocated to temporary housing.
Minor damage was sustained to the other houses. “The heat caused superficial damage to the adjoining properties. Coe stated that melted siding and other such damage were common.
Neither firefighters nor residents were hurt in the fire. An explosion caused large brush fire on the U.S. Route 15 corridor.
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Officials from Maryland confirmed that the hazardous substances were contained before they reached Carroll Creek, a nearby tributary.
Multiple agencies are involved in the cleanup, including the Department of the Environment and the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescues Hazardous Materials Team.
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Coe stated, “Now it’s the process of cleaning up [flammable liquids] and removing earth and such that’s been contaminated,” adding that cleanups will “take some time.”
Authorities are still looking into what kind of material was found in the truck. At this point, there is no evidence of criminal activity.